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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

Encryption software applies to all industries, the way you have to see the big picture is asking yourself, "How important is our data?".
Bonn Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

I think Symantec Endpoint Protection provides very good protection from all kind of threats. Due to the lean interface, it is sure easy to use. However, set up and start up is time-consuming. It can cause old computers to slow down during start up. Overall, it does perform at the top level as a business-level endpoint protection solution. I feel very safe while working at the office as I've never encountered any issues with this software before. Any kind of spyware or malware is defeated instantly by the help of this up-to-date database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

  • The product works with Windows, Linux, and OS X.
  • The management of Pointsec has really become very simple and centralized for all IT to handle with ease.
  • Preboot encryption keys in the form of a password, by inserting a USB drive containing the key and/or using a one-time password generating device such as an RSA token.
Bonn Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • Ease of use for end users. The outlook add in helps with encryption.
  • The auto encrypt rules are very intuitive and work every time.
  • Encryption strength.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

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Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • The process to set up a user account is a real pain. Symantec requires the user answer a bunch of security questions if they need to reset their password, but no one ever remembers the answers to the questions that they selected.
  • Since we use this for remote users who don't always connect to our VPN, when they change their network password it isn't always reflected in Windows and the Symantec Endpoint Encryption (SEE) passwords frequently get out of sync. When the user eventually does connect to the VPN, they do sync and really throw the user for a loop in which passwords to use.
  • We found a huge problem with SSDs where an encrypted drive operated twice as slow as a mechanical drive. I believe this was addressed in a later release.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

Symantec Encryption, a few management points led me to evaluate and not go with it.
Bonn Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

We needed a tool to manage BitLocker and FileVault and this product does both. Also, we needed a product to manage our self-encrypting drives (OPAL drives) and things work great
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

  • Decreasing vulnerability to attack is the key, it's the game to play and Pointsec plays it very well.
  • Key management systems and the various recovery options are very well thought out.
  • Full disk encryption vs. file or folder encryption system. With FDE data is encrypted automatically when it's stored on the hard disk making this the best solution.
Bonn Chavez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

  • Keeps our company compliant with HIPPA and other requirements that our customers have.
  • Does not affect user's day to day work.
  • Increased security for mobile employees.
Dennis Larson ASC STS SSE+ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point Endpoint Media Encryption and Port Protection (Pointsec)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Symantec Endpoint Encryption

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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